The Genesis Programme on Erasmus+ Learning Exchange
In January 2019, Claire Gleeson, Development Officer (North Louth) represented The Genesis Programme on the PINN project (Proactive International Network for Newborn and Young Children) learning exchange trip to Coimbra, Portugal.
The Erasmus+ funded trip organised by the Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN) was also attended by colleagues Hazel Murphy of YoungBallymun and Orla Tuohy of Lifestart Foundation/Tusla along with partner organisations from Portugal, Norway and the Netherlands.
The three day event allowed participants the opportunity to share best practice and to visit prevention and early intervention sites. On the final day, Claire, Hazel and Orla presented on the work of their respective organisations to over 100 attendees at a conference organised by the University of Coimbra.
We look forward to the partner organisations visiting as part of the PINN project exchange to Ireland planned for 2020.
Peer Coach Training
The Genesis Programme held its first ever local Peer Coach training recently. The two day training is by invitation to accredited Dina Programme Group Leaders to become an Incredible Years® certified coach.
An Incredible Years® Coach has demonstrated competency as a peer coach using the Incredible Years® coaching methods and processes to support new group leaders. This will significantly support the strategy to sustain programme delivery and fidelity in our early years services and schools.
The training was provided by the excellent Peter Loft.
Those who completed the training were:
Lisa Cleary – Moneymore Childcare Centre
Wendy Hoey – Lios na nOg
Liz Doran – St John’s JNS
Bernie Pentony – St John’s JNS
Niamh Donaghy – St John’s JNS
Martina Boylan – Marymount NS
Melanie Leonard – St Bridget’s & St. Patrick’s NS
Also completing the training was Tove Aasenhuus from Norway.
helpformychild.ie – revised and refreshed!
HELP FOR MY CHILD.ie is an Online Directory of Child and Family Support Services in Co. Louth.
Originally developed by a sub-group of the Louth Children & Young People’s Services Committee, it has recently been fully reviewed and refreshed by The Genesis Programme.
25 early years educators and teachers complete Incredible Years Classroom Dina Programme training
Twenty five early years educators and teachers from the Early Years Services and Primary Schools listed below have just completed a 3 day Incredible Years (IY) Classroom Dina Training tin Dundalk with senior IY trainer Peter Loft.
The group are pictured with Peter. Well done to all and good luck with implementing the Classroom Dina Programme!
Early Years Services
The Playroom Project???? Dundalk
Lios na nÓg????? Dundalk
Holy Family Community Creche?? Dundalk
De La Salle Pre-School ???Dundalk
Moneymore Childcare Centre??? Drogheda
The Maples Montessori School?? Drogheda
Early Start – St. John’s ???JNS Drogheda
Clever Clogs Pre-School??? Drogheda
Scoil Eoin Baiste???? Dundalk
St. Nicholas Monastery NS Dundalk
Redeemer Girls’ NS Dundalk
St. Brigid’s & St. Patrick’s NS Drogheda
St. Joseph’s CBS???? Drogheda
St. John’s JNS ???Drogheda
Presentation NS Drogheda
Video Special: School Principals discuss the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme
At the launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme in November 2018, we took the opportunity to discuss the programme with some of the Principals whose schools are implementing the programme.
Here are a selection of short videos where the Principals reply to questions about the implementation of the programme in their school.
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 and interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 27th February 2019.
Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019
We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019. Nollaig Shona.
The Genesis Programme offices will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
Latest Online Newsletter UPDATE #8 Christmas 2018
The latest edition of The Genesis Programme’s online newsletter UPDATE is available to read by clicking on this link UPDATE #8 Christmas 2018
Highlights from the Launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme
A short video from the launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on the 20th November 2018. To watch the video click here KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme Launch
We are a KiVa School!
Banners (like the picture above) are appearing outside schools that are implementing the programme this week ahead of the launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme next Tuesday 20th November. To attend the launch please Register Here
KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme Launch to mark Universal Children’s Day
To celebrate Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday 20th November 2018, The Genesis Programme will launch the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme at a special event in the Crowne Plaza in Dundalk.